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Zuckerberg: Facebook Would Leave Libra if It Launched Too Early

November 5, 2019
Facebook could withdraw from the Libra Association — the governing body of the eponymous stablecoin project — should it launch without approval from regulators in the United States. Libra could lose its primary member In a Congressional hearing on Oct. 23, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg reiterated the company’s commitment to not launch its

Rep. Warren Davidson: You Have to Defend Money to Defend Freedom

November 4, 2019
In an interview with Cointelegraph on Friday, Oct. 18, United States Representative Warren Davidson gave his thoughts on the Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) flawed approach to regulating digital assets as well as Mark Zuckerberg’s upcoming Oct. 23 testimony before the House Financial Services Committee. Congressman Davidson (R-OH) is a figure familiar to many in the

Researchers Tell FDA: Provide Guidance on Blockchain for Food Safety

October 29, 2019
A global technology research firm urges the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to offer clear guidance on blockchain apps to improve food safety. Federal research needed FoodOnline reported on Oct. 21 that Alex Manders, the head of blockchain solutions at Information Services Group (ISG), a Connecticut-based tech research and advisory firm, has urged

New Bitcoin ETF Proposal Filed With SEC by Gold Fund Veteran

October 29, 2019
Delaware-based asset manager Kryptoin Investment Advisors applied with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch a Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) on Oct. 15. A Bitcoin ETF on the New York Stock Exchange According to the filing document published by the SEC, the Kryptoin Bitcoin ETF Trust is meant to be

Minister Says India, Like Other Nations, Extremely Cautious on Libra

October 28, 2019
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that India — like many others, in his view — is showing a high degree of caution in regard to Facebook’s Libra. During last week’s 2019 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington, D.C. — which included a discussion of the Libra project

Telegram Writes Investors to Counter FUD Before Feb. SEC Hearings

October 28, 2019
In a letter to investors, Telegram encouraged investors to view the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hearing recently rescheduled for February as “a positive step.” Cause for optimism The letter, sent on Oct. 19, briefly reassures investors that the recent rescheduling of hearings until Feb. 18-19 is good news while maintaining that the

Aliant to Pay Part of Employees’ Compensation Packages in Bitcoin

October 22, 2019
United States merchant services provider and payment processing firm Aliant Payments will be paying each of its employees part of their compensation package in cryptocurrency. In a press release on Oct. 16, Aliant said that the offer reflected a desire that employees become invested customers in the shift to digital currency. Aliant’s evolving crypto payments

Ford Uses Blockchain Tech to Track ‘Green Miles’ Driven By Vehicles

October 21, 2019
The Ford Motor Company is looking into blockchain technology and geofencing to accurately track the number of “green miles” driven by its energy-efficient vehicles. Analyzing real-world benefits of energy-efficient vehicles On Oct. 15, Ford announced that it is expanding its European plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pilot project to Cologne in Germany. The United States

Chinese Mining Giant Canaan to Go Public in US in November

October 15, 2019
Chinese crypto mining giant Canaan Creative plans to list as a publicly traded company in the United States in November 2019, according to an unconfirmed report. Canaan to issue 1.26 billion shares Canaan Creative, which reportedly filed a $200 million initial public offering (IPO) request with the U.S. regulators in July, will issue 1.26 billion

Coinbase, Kraken to Jointly Define Which Cryptos Are Securities: Report

October 8, 2019
Major United States’ crypto firms such as Coinbase and Kraken are teaming up to launch a rating system to jointly define which digital assets are securities. Crypto Ratings Council to launch on Sept. 30 In a move to provide more clarity on which tokens can be traded without the supervision of regulators, the major U.S.-based exchanges have